Our Water Heater Efficiency Network (WHEN) offers a range of community energy storage services to electric grids and utilities across the country, including:
- Load Shifting can make our entire grid more affordable by moving electricity demand from the highest hours of energy prices to lower cost hours. WHEN can also perform his service to the individual user by moving individual electricity use from the highest “time of use” hours to lower cost hours.
- Peak Demand Reduction can reduce total electricity use across WHEN to reduce demand during the highest hours of use on the grid.
WHEN utilizes the thermal storage capacity of water heaters by the hundreds and thousands to store energy and “flex” demand between tenants and the grid. WHEN can provide load shifting services while remaining invisible to the user by using predictive analytics to ensure all participants have hot water WHEN they need it, even as we’re reducing total demand across our network for multiple hours.
WHEN is a unique technology that can help bring affordable housing into grid modernization and carbon reduction plans. With no cost to connect, compatibility with standard electric water heaters, and even payment to the water heater owners, Mosaic offers direct benefits to affordable housing properties.
We know that electric grids and utilities need cost effective solutions to modernize and reduce carbon pollution. To meet this need, WHEN requires no expensive new water heater purchases to connect. We operate by simply installing our load controllers to the electric line running to existing water heaters in multi-family housing.